For vaccinated passengers:
- End of imperative reasons for travel for fully-vaccinated passengers, between mainland France and Reunion Island.
- Vaccinated passengers are also exempt from self-isolation. The same measures apply to children over 11 years old if they are accompanied by an adult.
For non-vaccinated passengers:
- Non-vaccinated passengers must justify that they are travelling for imperative personal or family reasons, or for health or professional reasons, which cannot be postponed, in order to authorise travel via public air transport to or from Reunion Island.
- The passengers concerned must justify their imperative reason by presenting a sworn statement regarding their reason for travel and one or more documents justifying this reason to the airline company when boarding.
The list of imperative reasons is available HERE
- For non-vaccinated passengers, seven days of quarantine on arrival at home or in a place of their choosing, is highly recommended by the health authorities.
- The same measures apply to children over 11 years old if they are accompanied by an adult.
Any person of 11 years old and over must present the following when boarding:
- A negative RT-PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before travel (or before the last boarding time in the case of transit via Paris) or a negative antigen test result carried out less than 48 hours before travel.
- A sworn statement testifying that they do not have any Covid-19 symptoms, that they have not been in contact with an infected person in the 14 days prior to travel, that they agree to a virology screening test on arrival and that they agree to adhere to a precautionary seven days of quarantine accompanied by a RT-PCR test on Day 7 after arrival on the island, click HERE
- Passengers who can justify that they have been fully vaccinated do not have to self-isolate for 7 days or carry out a RT-PCR test at the end of this period.
All flights, other than those coming from mainland France, Mayotte and the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, are subject to a prefectorial authorisation.
For more information on the measures in effect on 09 June 2021, please see:
When you arrive in Reunion Island
The Reunion Island Prefecture and the Regional Health Authority of Reunion Island appeal to the individual responsibility of each passenger to strictly adhere to the health recommendations.
All protective measures, reopenings (restaurants, hotel restaurants, leisure activities, etc.) can be found on the Reunion Island Prefecture’s website
Consult the guidelines announced by the Reunion Island Prefecture for the loosening of Covid-19 measures.
From the 18th September 2021
Lockdown will be lifted completely
No restrictions on movement around Reunion Island. You are authorised to move around the island all week long, from Monday to Sunday.
There is a curfew in place from 11pm to 5am all week long, from Monday to Sunday.
Any movement during curfew hours – 11pm to 5am – is subject to presentation of ID and of a temporary or permanent declaration confirming the necessity to travel. As a reminder, the only accepted reasons for movements during curfew hours are the following: medical reasons, professional reasons, family and personal reasons. Go to the Reunion Island Prefecture website.
Wearing face masks
Face masks must be worn in public areas and in outdoor public venues, as well as in enclosed spaces such as shops, public transport and in any indoor public venue, even if the Health Pass is required. This rule applies to everyone over the age of 12.
Read about all the measures applicable on Reunion Island from the 18th September 2021. (Source: Reunion Island Prefecture)
Answers to your questions:
What are the accepted reasons for travel? What are the travel conditions? Will I have to quarantine for seven days on arrival? What are the penalties for non-compliance regarding the curfew? Which establishments are open? Find all Frequently Asked Questions on the Reunion Island Prefecture’s website.
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